Fricklas Awarded CRA's Lifetime Achievement Award

April 29, 2004

On Feb. 5, the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA) named Dick Fricklas, former Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI) director and industry expert, winner of its lifetime achievement award during its third annual awards banquet in Westminster, CO.

In 1963, Fricklas began his career in the roofing industry working for Denver-based Johns Manville in New Jersey. He held various positions in the company. From 1979 until 1996, Fricklas was director of RIEI. Currently, he works as a consultant, author, and lecturer in the roofing industry.

In addition to CRA's award, Fricklas also was named NRCA's 1999 J.A. Piper Award winner. The J.A. Piper Award recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to the association and roofing industry. And in 1991, Fricklas received the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's James Q. McCawley Award for outstanding service to the roofing industry.

"Dick has so much knowledge and has meant so much to our industry," says CRA President Rob McReynolds. "I was glad to see him win that award. And he was sincere in thanking so many people. He's really brought a lot to us."

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